Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Liberty's Kids - The Boston Tea Party |
Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
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James L. Farmer | Fort Mitchell, Kentucky United States | 09/07/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
".....but the DVD collections turned out to be horribly disappointing. My rating is not directed at the show. It is directed at the DVD series itself. Someone really dropped the ball on what could have been a fabulous dvd collection.
So far there are Volumes 1, 2 & 3. Each volume includes five "playing cards" of George Washington, Phyllis Wheatly, Abigail Adams, John Paul Jones & Ben Franklin. This is a fabulous idea..BUT the problem is that the five playing cards are all the same in each volume. So now my daughter has three sets of the same cards. This makes absolutely no sense...
As far as the episodes, each DVD Volume includes three episode but the episodes are not set up the way they are on television. The episodes cut out the "Liberty News", "Now & Then" & "Continental Cartoons". Not having them including in each episode takes away from the show. Instead of having them in the show the way they should be, they are included as bonus features.....And the Continental Cartoons segment where you "Guess This Person". You have to use the DVD remote to access the three clues....But the problem I am having is this "game" doesn't work correctly and out of the three clues, I can only access the first one. Leaving the other two clues inaccessible.....?
VOLUME 1 - The Boston Tea Party (The Movie)
This DVD included episodes The Boston Tea Party, The Intolerable Act & Shot Heard Round the World. There is no "closing credits" to the first episode, no "intro & closing credits" to the second episode and no "intro" to the third episode. All three episodes run together like a "movie". And of course do not include the Continental Cartoons, Liberty News & Now & Then.
VOLUME 2 - Give Me Liberty
This DVD includes episodes Liberty or Death, Common Sense & Not Yet Begun To Fight. These episodes were not set up like a "movie" such as the first volume. And each episode actually has the introduction and closing credits for all three episodes. But or course it lacks the Continental Cartoons, Liberty News & Now & Then.
VOLUME 3 - The First Fourth of July
This dvd includes The First Fourth of July, New York, New York & One Life To Live. All episodes are set up the same way as Volume 2. But the problem with Volume 3 is that somewhere between Volume 2 & Volume 3, other Liberty's Kids episodes are missing. I have no idea how many they skipped going from Volume 2 to Volume 3. That BIG flaw prompted me to write a review of this DVD collection...For Shame DIC. The Liberty's Kids series deserves far better then what you have done with it in the DVD collection...
General Mills cerel came with a free DVD of two Liberty's Kids episodes. The Midnight Ride & The Turtle. BOTH of these episodes were issued on the DVD the way that they were televised on TV. Both episodes had the Continental Cartoons, Liberty's News & Now & Then. Which should have been the case with these volumes but was not. Where is the COMMON SENSE DIC.
Great way to intrdoduce history to kids!
bookworm | Baton Rouge, LA United States | 04/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We bought these for my daughter because she enjoyed the show on PBS. I have been using them in my second grade classroom to introduce the AMerican Revolution to my students. I find them to be a great way to do this. They present what can be a very confusing topic in an easy to understand, kid friendly way. I find that the children love the theme song. The show also pauses briefly at particularly exciting parts and shows a "frozen photograph" of the scene with some suspenseful music, before continuing. It's very effective. My students, who claim to be "too big for cartoons" groaned today when I had to stop it because we had to go somewhere and begged "are we going to get to see the end?" Pretty good endorsement!"
Extras are included on 1, maybe all 3
qqviewer231 | Anywhere, USA | 07/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Despite what the previous reviewer said about all 3 DVDs in this series, I purchased Give Me Liberty at a store and it included all the Continental Cartoons, Biographies, Now and Then extra features. You just had to look for them in the Bonus menu.
While I can't prove it, I suspect all these bonus features are also on the Boston Tea Party DVD as well, but seperated out as Bonus Features. That is a standard way DVDs are set up, as opposed to how tv shows are broadcast."